2020-08-19 E-Edition

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Methodist Hospital South receives proclamation from Senator Flores

The leading healthcare facility in Atascosa County recently reached a milestone, and an elected official hailing from the area helped the hospital celebrate. On Tuesday, Aug. 18, Senator Peter P. Flores presented a Senate Proclamation to Methodist Hospital South in Jourdanton, in honor of the facility’s recent trauma designation. Methodist Hospital South has been designated a Level IV Trauma Facility, […]

If the boot fits …

Cowboy of the Year search begins

After much thought and consideration, the Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival will not be held this year due to the COVID 19 pandemic. However, nothing can stop the search for the 2020 Cowboy of the Year which began in 1966! The Cowboy of the Year title is given to a genuine, hardworking individual that […]

Domestic dispute ends in murder

On Thursday August 13, 2020 at approximately 4:35 a.m. officers of the Pleasanton Police Department were dispatched to a residence at the 700 block of E. Adams for an alleged shooting. Upon arriving, officers located a female shooting victim identified as, Aurora Angelina Martinez, 48. The alledged shooter, Fausto Rangel Rodriguez, 64, was located at the scene and taken into […]

Poteet ISD temporarily shuts down programs

On Aug. 12, Poteet ISD suspended all extracurricular activities after a reported breach in health and safety protocols during a photo session with a county official involving cheerleaders and senior football players. The photos took place on Aug. 6 for an ad in the upcoming football program and were arranged by PISD board member Albert Garza, who tested positive for […]


Bexley Segura started her first day of remote learning for Kindergarten at Jourdanton ISD on Monday. She is the daughter of Katlyn Segura. Look for more first day of school photos on the front page of Living on 10A.

Out and About

Benefit for Angie Saenz The family and friends of the late Angie Saenz will hold a benefit plate sale this Saturday, Aug. 22 at Mr. Biggz, 1213 Waltom in Jourdanton. Plates are $7 each and will include chicken, rice, beans, sausage, jalapeño and bread. Sodas and water are $1. The fundraiser will take place from 10 a.m. until sold out. […]

Vote your voice Nov. 3

The Pleasanton Express will be providing citizens of Atascosa County as much voter information as possible from now until the General Election on Nov. 3, 2020. Next week we will be publishing an article that details the rules and steps for mailin ballot voting including that you can avoid mailing it in entirely by dropping it off at the Atascosa […]

Sales tax increases across state, decreases locally

On Aug. 3, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced state sales tax revenue totaled $2.98 billion in July, 4.3% more than in July 2019. “State sales tax collections in July were better than expected, increasing despite the high unemployment due to the pandemic,” Hegar said. “Collections from e-commerce were up sharply, as many consumers chose to shop online rather than at […]

Poteet delays school start date to Aug. 31

On Tuesday morning, Poteet ISD Superintendent Charles Camarillo sent out a letter stating the district’s changes to their opening plan. Rather than starting on Aug. 24 as initially planned, the first day of school for Poteet ISD has been pushed back to a week later on Aug. 31 due to the school’s two learning platforms and technology needs. “We understand […]